09/30/14 3:41pm

Along with the center’s businesses, the Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation (SFDC) is hosting the Grand Opening for the Fordson Place Shopping Center on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 from 4 -7 p.m. at 7707 Fordson Rd., Alexandria, VA 22306 (directly across from Mount Vernon Plaza Shopping Center).

Completed earlier this year by the development team of Merchants National Properties and Marx Realty, Fordson Place Shopping Center is excited to announce its grand opening to the public! The event is being held to welcome the entire community to explore the new center and its stores: Verizon Wireless, Peet’s Coffee and Tea, Pollo Campero, Paisano’s Pizza, Hair Cuttery, and the Vitamin Shoppe.

To celebrate, there will be music, kid-friendly entertainment, and the shops will be giving away food, coupons, samples, offering discounts, and other fun freebies.

The Grand Opening is free and open to the public.

To learn more about the event and to receive updates, check out this link and follow the SFDC on Facebook and Twitter (sfdc_org) using #FordsonPlaceGO.

Fordson Place

09/30/14 3:16pm

Your extraordinary home for rent in the Old Town North area of Alexandria, Virginia

This nice 1 bedroom, 1 bath condominium for rent is located at 1403 E. Abingdon Drive in the Old Town North area of Alexandria, Virginia. Check out the balcony view!

Via the listing

Move-in ready spacious & updated 1BR with lovely balcony, W/D in home, ample closets, extra storage and off-street parking perfects a commuter’s dream with a pedestrian & pet friendly lifestyle in a charming courtyard building near GW Parkway in north Old Town just steps to scenic river front, Mt. Vernon trail, restaurants, shops, bus service to DC & Metro. See virtual tour. 6 months minimum.

Contact the Realtor at this link if you’re interested in more information about this property.

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If you have a home to sell or to rent in the Alexandria, Virginia area, consider putting it in front of the areas FASTEST growing audience. Click this link for details.

09/30/14 1:00pm

four mile runThis is an update to this post. Only three (3) days remain for phase 3! If you can, donate today.

The City of Alexandria partnered this past summer with Citizinvestor to help Alexandria citizens invest in their local community. Over the summer, generous local non-profits have made funds available for Arlandria’s Four Mile Run Park to plant trees. Now it’s up to us, the citizens of Alexandria, to help buy the trees and help keep them watered.

In Arlandria, a group of community volunteers has performed numerous improvement projects in and around Four Mile Run Park over the years. Now, through Citizinvestor, the group has started the 4MR Park Community Fall Tree Planting, which is a community initiative in conjunction with the City of Alexandria’s Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities.

Each tree requires approximately $380: an estimated $100 for the tree itself (at 1.5-inch caliper); $25-30 for watering bag and proper staking; as much as $12.50 per watering 20 times per year for two years (if no other access is possible watering services will be utilized). All planting and care of the trees will be performed by community volunteers!

Phase 1 & 2 are funded. I have donated to this project. What about you? Click the Citizinvestor links above or click the link in the sidebar to the right if you can donate and help your neighbors out to make our City beautiful.

09/30/14 11:17am

California Tortilla in Bradlee Shopping Center in Alexandria, Virginia
This is an update to this post.

California Tortilla has made quick progress at their newest location in Alexandria, Virginia at the Bradlee Shopping Center. You can view the menu at this link. To celebrate their grand opening, they are having a FREE burrito day at the new location!

This location will be open from 10:30 AM to 10:00 PM Mon-Sat and 10:30 AM to 9:00 PM Sun.

Staff was getting trained and ready for the grand opening and FREE burrito day yesterday.

California Tortilla in the Bradlee Shopping Center of Alexandria, Virginia


09/30/14 10:40am

The Alexandria City Council recently recognized Metrostage, the oldest professional theatre in Northern Virginia, by honoring them for their 30 years in our community. Al at In a D.C. Minute, attended a recent performance of the first show of Metrostage’s 30th year, Three Sistahs, a musical inspired by Chekhov’s Three Sisters, and came away very impressed.

You can find her review at this link. Three Sistahs runs through November 2nd.

For tickets to any of Metrostage’s productions, you can call the box office @ (703) 548-9044 or visit them online at this link.


09/30/14 9:43am

For our morning links, while you slept, showered, shaved, and got your Starbucks, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and websites to find the most interesting stories in them you might have missed.